How Should Colleges Approach Student Success When Different Definitions Abound?


Because these different definitions of student success abound, Stout says conversations with an academic advisor that “span beyond just building a schedule” are important. Rodrigues adds, the counselors are “pretty well connected” with companies that are hiring. However, she believes that colleges should design in a way that meets their institutional goals. “I

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion


One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. Think 28 meetings of 15 minutes each — that’s a full day of a teacher’s time, somewhere between once a week and once a month.

What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy


New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. Note that the definition of PII is broad, often including free and reduced lunch status.

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Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders


Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur


EdSurge sat down with Gallagher during the ASU+GSV Summit in May to learn about why he predicts that when it comes to education, the line between colleges and companies will continue to blur. And I think it will be 5, 10 or 15 years until aspects of this ecosystem are sorted out, but it makes for a really exciting time now to get the IBMs and healthcare companies and hotels and others at the table with college and university leaders, technology leaders, and so on.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant


Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Digital Promise

“There is definitely something wrong, something broken, with the edtech marketplace. People who should really care about research are turning a blind eye to the lack of research supporting product development.” – Ben Grimley, CEO of Speak Agent.

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Recognizing Human Trafficking and What To Do About It in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Some states now include human trafficking in their definition of child abuse. As educators, please advocate to local representatives for a comprehensive definition of human trafficking that includes both sexual exploitation and forced labor to be added to the state definition of child abuse.

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Why Intern-Powered Startups are a Win-Win

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

It was definitely an eclectic bunch, giving me the opportunity to practice managing people from disparate backgrounds. We’re competing with big companies to recruit the best interns. How different is an internship at a large company versus one at a company with fewer than 10 employees?

a fired employee still wants to attend the office holiday party

The CoolCatTeacher

It for was for minor things such as frequent lateness, too many personal calls and emails on company time, and general friction with other coworkers, to more serious things such as a very sharp decline in his work quality, cursing at other coworkers, and admitting to getting high at work. The person in charge of the party is not aware of any of this, and said the company has a policy to let laid-off workers attend the Christmas party.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions


Does the conference meet your school’s ed tech goals? The same principle applies to the exhibition area, where thousands of companies, NGOs and other institutions will be competing for your attention. The NEO team will be happy to meet you there!

Months After Raising $27M, Education Startup Yogome Shuts Down Amid Fraud Allegations


In mid-September this year, Yogome , an educational startup founded in Mexico that also operates in San Francisco, held a multi-day bash of team meetings and parties for its all employees in Mexico City. Then a couple weeks later came the hangover: the company board said it had uncovered evidence of financial misconduct and would abruptly shut down the company. A video obtained by Forbes shows what appears to be a team meeting in which employees were informed of the news.

Spotlight on Altus Schools and an antidote to online credit recovery

The Christensen Institute

But the company has also come under scrutiny over the past year and a half as the media spotlight has shone unfavorably on districts’ credit recovery practices in boosting graduation rates.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy


But when it comes to demonstrating that products “work,” too many companies fall back on testimonials. In fact, we’d argue that the best way to ramp and grow a company is to create a compelling portfolio of efficacy. A logic-model literally captures the DNA of a company.

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Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

Digital Promise

These “book words” are the academic vocabulary learners need to know and understand to meet their potential in school and beyond. Too often academic language is treated as a list of definitions to be memorized, not as complex concepts to be unpacked.

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Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

How a “Kids Deserve It T-Shirt” at ISTE 2017 caused a chance meeting. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Aaron Marvel @AaronMarvelEDU , and this is an example of an awesome meeting. Aaron: Oh, most definitely. Meet the “Educational Engineer”.

11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

So we have opportunities and experiences that are not available to all kids, then that’s definitely some work that we have to do. Sanée: This is where the rubber meets the road.

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How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

The quote was by Charles “Tremendous” Jones , and the quote said, “The difference between who we are as a person today, and who we will be in five years is determined by the books we read and the people we meet.”

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The Value of the Online Program Management Industry


OPM providers are organizations (typically for-profit companies) that help non-profit schools, both public and private, develop online programs. The old saying, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” definitely plays out in the OPM model.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

Meeting this year’s students “where they are” is going to look different than it did for last year’s class. Don’t be the company that rests on its performance in the classroom from the year before. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Moreover, companies increasingly leverage technology to enhance employee mentoring programs. A consortium of LRM companies is trying to help the field see that integrating relationships into a students’ educational journey ought to play a key role in the design of our education system. Although all five companies offer different products to different customers, they share a common set of features and functionalities that focus on people, purpose, and pathways.

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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students


Otherwise, use email or meetings as an opportunity to talk to parents about the impact of excessive screen time. The media loves sensational tech stories. Remember that one where young people were growing “horns” on their skulls because of their phones? That seems plausible, right?

Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

Known as online program managers, these companies have been hired largely to connect universities with customers who want graduate degrees. Even though the companies are often taking the bulk of the tuition revenue the degree programs pull in, the firms still aren’t profitable in many cases.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation


Student agency is a top priority at Frederick County Public Schools in Virginia, and it definitely shows in their approach to technology implementation.

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K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

And at the end of the day, sometimes I really can’t find things that meet our needs. So I feel like music has a place in the classroom and it is definitely underutilized. But it definitely confuses them. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Innovators Worth Watching: One Medical

The Christensen Institute

Its failure to meet consumer demands creates an additional barrier for people to engage with our healthcare system, at a time when chronic diseases are at an all-time high. One Medical also partners with companies to offer its services as a medical benefit.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura: So I used to do literacy task boards on paper, which is basically — while I meet quickly a group for guided reading, this is what the rest of the students are doing — so there a lot of different choices on the choice board.

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Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Tisha: I would say that the secret to building effective relationships is to start before you even meet them. Tisha: Most definitely. Tisha: Most definitely. I think you definitely do. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

In marketing or advertising meetings, people would say, “Well, I wouldn’t be interested in that.” So I’ve kind of changed — I’ve definitely changed my view on that. ” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

What To Do When Students Come to You Unprepared and Other Reflections

The CoolCatTeacher

As a teacher, I think when we have those expectations I think we kind of fail a little bit, because if you’re not willing to meet the students where they are, and you become frustrated because they meet what your curriculum asks, then you’ve put yourself in a really rough spot.

4 Signs that Disruption is Accelerating in Health Care Delivery

The Christensen Institute

In fact, it actually has a very specific definition. These are just some of the companies with origins outside health care delivery who’ve very recently entered, or “re-upped,” their strategic commitment to the market.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Imagine putting a high definition 3D television set inside cool goggles. You might see information about a person as you meet them the first time. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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Why gamification works [Part 1]


Candy Crush, a mobile gaming phenomenon, earns its makers, Swedish-based King Games, big money: $250 million in the company’s last declared quarter alone.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

The quote was by Charles “Tremendous” Jones , and the quote said, “The difference between who we are as a person today, and who we will be in five years is determined by the books we read and the people we meet.”. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s a global collaboration project, where teachers can sign up and be part of a 5-week project, meet with one another via Skype, and investigate the whole idea of literacy/illiteracy and how that is different around the world. Most definitely.